We are a community of big thinkers interested in new ways of looking at the world of today—and tomorrow. Here, you will learn to solve problems, innovate, think globally, and navigate your own path.

Classes broaden your perspective and your skill set through the sharing of real-world knowledge and critical research. Outside the classroom, you’ll find a broad range of opportunities through internships, a variety of program-focused student organizations, lectures, and study abroad programs. Join us and prepare for the new world of business.

Rhode to 100 | 1923-2023

The URI College of Business will be celebrating our centennial anniversary in 2023. Join us to honor our past, celebrate our present, and build our future.

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  • Congratulations to Rebecca Kelly - Congratulations to Rebecca Kelly, Part-Time Faculty Member, Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design. She won the sixth annual URI Part-Time Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. “Rebecca is remarkably engaging in her teaching style, tailoring her material to individual student’s needs and background knowledge, crafting her course materials to allow students to focus on the specific […]
  • URI business professor, colleagues look at mortality and leadership succession in family business - Peer-reviewed essay published in the Journal of Management Inquiry KINGSTON, R.I. – April 19, 2023 – By 2030, more than 30% of family businesses in the U.S. will lose their aging leaders to retirement, or death. Many of those leaders don’t have a strategy for letting go of their business, turning it over to a […]
  • Michael Ice Five Questions with: Michael Ice - What are the factors that caused the initial failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and the ripple effects?  SVB is a somewhat unique bank in that its client base is extremely concentrated in the startup tech space in Silicon Valley. The customers have seen a large influx of cash over recent years and […]
  • Two women’s suits – from the 1950s (left) and about 1947 – show the influence of the military on style of the time. Textile Gallery exhibit looks at 100 years of the business suit - Dressed for Business’ celebrates the College of Business’ centennial KINGSTON, R.I. – March 17, 2023 – The power suit is far from dead. But in the last 100 years, it’s gone from the essential business wear for men and women to just one of the many choices available today for the high-powered executive or the […]
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Alison Taylor Hornung ’23 was just 12 when she began sewing and selling hair bows at her middle school, fundraising for a local family with a child diagnosed with cancer. A decade later, she’s helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research and tailored her academic career to continue that work in the future.

Read Ali’s full story here